The Politically Incorrect Diet
There are all kinds of reasons for America's obesity problem, but the most likely culprits lie in uncomfortable areas.
“The Economics of Obesity” by Inas Rashad and Michael Grossman, in The Public Interest (Summer 2004), 1112 16th St., N.W., Ste. 140, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Obesity was responsible for about 400,000 deaths in 2000, and is fast catching up with smoking (435,000 deaths) as the nation’s leading cause of preventable deaths. It turns out, though, that the two...